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j^H^^^^^^^HMPP^MPing from an
^^HPBBHe. and it is said Louis^fapoleon has
his eye upon the Papal chair for hia cousin,
L| Lucien Bonaparte, son of Charle*\LouUBoaaparte,
"Who is to be made a cardial. ^
I $he Fever and Ague is i*5d to be una-. <
S?mA m
sually prevalent in inaiaua wu>
persons out there, according^ the Louisville
Journal, now consider "shading" fashionable,
and have become so skilfurat it by practice
that they can shake "Hail Columbia" and
"Yankee Doodle." >
A letter from San Juan states, that immediately
after Col. Kenny was elected Governor,
Mr. Mason, the new United States Consul,
recognized the new government.. The
British Consul, however, hesitated, bufc it i^
mentioned ain singular fact that one-half the
offigtiR of the Kenny dynasterare British subjects.
Holders of hogs in Kentucky for pack"^^^^ing,
are very? stiff at high figure% and -the
hears of sales in Danville,
This is equaltosi?aBffiN^i&^2I!^^_ *
\ the pens. Some eight thuusaud hogs'!%
-. c packing, reoently sold at St. Louis at. ?ve to
five-an d-half cents. -
Seven years ago Myron H. Clark kept
a one-horse hardware store. In 1849 Myron
H. Clark was a deputy sheriff. In 1850 MyroS
H: dark was o ie of the marshal for taking
the census of a one-horse village. In 1853
Myron H-. Clark was elected Senator. Myron
H. Clark is now Governor of New York.
Think of Myron H. Clark, tfhd never say die,
The man whuwill be President fin1870 is now
peddling Indii-Tubber rat-trapss"^ Again^we
repeat, never despair.?-Albany Tribune.
if Ktter from the Crimea tellMhe following
tale : '^Vultures are v3ry numerous in
the Crimea! They^ smell the powder-and a.
wait the ooming ofthe fight to throw themselves
on their victims. After one. of the recent
??coafcats, an -^English officer was found op the
battle-ftokt, vrhohad just expired, pressing in
both his arms one of tKoSe birds of prey, dead
like himself, and which ?dte had crushed in a
last effort of agony/'
* ?? Land Warrants are in fair demand at
v New. York, and selling at 81.08 per acre ofone
' hundred and twenty acres, and at 81.11 of
eighty and 160 acr^s. The Tribune says the
+ deman d appears tgrbe temporary, coming mostly
from parties wl& are awaiting the opening of
the new land offiotes, and who are anxious to
jiave a good stock of warrants on hand to se*cure
the first jjhoice of lands.
The Arabbishop of Paris, in his address
to the Efitperor, congratulating him upon
. * the fall of SeBntopol, took occasion to add the
-Y . * following item ^congratulation, on altogether
The North will accept a Sourthcrn man who
voted for the bill?and the South will agree to
pass over the bill in silence. Thus a base
and venal trade will be struck upon the slavery
question. In this event Hunter will be rather
the strongest man before the Convention.
According to the Courier des Etats
Unis, the Russian flag counted at Sebastopol,
in the month of September, 1854, seventeen
ships, five of 120 guns, the remainder of 84
guns; four frigates of sixty guns; four corvettes
or brigs; twelve steamships, and eighty-two
ships of inferior rank; in all 108 fthips, carryinj?2j200
guns. This colossal armament was
^^dttMjH^ed by the Russians themselves, to prett^^RH^^ftsfroin
falling into the hands of their enI^^^Kmies.
It ^deserving of note that, while the
Russian soldiers have shown the most extraordinary
courage in meeting .danger, the Russian
naval forces have avoided it, as if conscious
of its own inferiority. In no case has ^
a single attempt been made to cut out a British ^
or a French man of war, though opportunities
f enough exis^d, both in the Black and Baltic 0
seas, for doing so. In fact, the Russian flag, ti
though covering a larger navy than that of the
United States, has disappeared from the ocean, tl
One of the most suggestive facts in con- y]
nection with the Eastern war is the use to vi
which the telegraph, eminently an invention of hi
SB&&- -Wit ow- . ?
- fg
- . " I" 7"
eace, has been put. '. -In the great European Tei
truggl'e, which ended with theexite of Na- (M
toleon, days and even weeks elapsed before an'
ome of the most important events were.known Pa:
n Paris and London. The news of Wateripo V1<
ook a longer time to reach the British capital
han the news of the fall of Sebastopol. The 1,1
lews of Moscow, Abonkir and the Pyramids on
;vas a week, a fortnight and a month old res- ^
pectively, on arriving at Paris. But-the in- fir
telligence of.the oapture of thi.Malalcoff was at J?
the Tuilleries and St. James, though distant j
from Sebastopol the length of ah entire conti- f1
nent, while the sky was still red with the con- 1D
flagration of the town, while the magazines oi
were still exploding, while the retreating Russians
were still thronging over the bridge.?
Almost, indeed, before the bombs had ceased '
^ohura through the heavens, or the hissing of
the round shot had given way to roar of burn-1
nonniH in London.and Paris | v
JQg HUUBC3, vuo ?- lt
were shouting over the victory, and the church
bells of England were clamoring from laud's
end to land's end. It is an event like this
which makes men realize what the magnetic
telegraph is.? JPhiladcfphta Ledger. .
Hfe ftorkbile (lkqram\1
YORKVlLLEj S. C/ jg? J
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to make the readingo^wf^Wi^^^the Committee
gentlemen^ in reply to invitations, a part ol^ffe^Ai^'
gramme of ceremonies on the day of Celebration.?
Tho want of time alone precluded the "possibility of
carrying out this purpose. Many of-them are exceedingly
appropriate,"replete with ennobling sentiments
and profitable Suggestions, and eminently worthy of a
place hi the record of the day; and as an act of codrtesy
to the distinguished writers, and kindness to
our readers, we have determined to give them a placfe
in our columns. They will, of course, be re-published
in the pamphlet rtsport of thc'Cclebration. - '
On the day of Celebration, an informal meoting
w^ held of the Committees and several friends of
the monument-project; resolutions were adopted urging
the propriety and expediency of the erection of
m iuvuuuivuk) uuu tuo UVV/GOOUL j vuuiuxiibuvo nwv
appointed to carry out the schemo. Why thcso proceedings
were not published from the stand, wc are
at a loss to know. However, they should by all
means be made a matter of record; and if we succeed
in exhuming them from the hiding-place in
which they are now itseems, most industriously concealed,
we shall take pleasure in giving them publicity.
We were not permitted to have a voice in
the meeting, and acnnot, the:-efore, give the purport
of the proceedings. Nevertheless, it is an enterprise*
of two much importance to be trifleidcjrith; and we
earnestly hope that the gentlemen to whom thp matter
was entrusted will forthwith discharge their duty.
We are not surprised to learn that an unpleasant
Reeling is entertained by our country-friends, who,
promptly and in a manner which deserves all commendation,
sent conveyances to town for the accommodation
of visitors to the celebration. The number
of persons at the mountain exceeded our most
reasonable expectafrn; but we frankly confess that ;
proportion of tbg^Rlio came by the Railroad was
much smaller t^^kg had the right to anticipate.?
It was not our nHBteoordiully invited our friends
They would have been with us, but for the gratui- ^
tous and uncalled-for intermeddling of a correspondent
of the Charleston Mercury, whose signature,
" W. G. S.," suggests the opinion that lie might 1
with propriety have performed in our behalf much
more kindly offices. His statement, entirely without
foundation tho' emanating' from Yorkvillc, that the
visitors would be compelled to walk to the mountain, '
of course deterred every one who had the ill-luck to
road them. We make the explanation in order that '
our friends may know where to attach the blame.?
We had every reason to promise the attendance of a
large company, and but for this interference our
promise would have been made good.
But to more pleasant matters?we have appended
the letters of Hon. Messrs. Edward Everett ; ^
Jso. P. Kesnedt, tho Author of " Horse-Shoe";
G. M. Dallas, Ex-Yice President; and Arthur P. ^
Hayne, of our own State. In our future numbers,
we shall publish several others which have been set ^
apart for the public good;? (
From Hon. Edward Everett. i
Boston, Sept. 15, 1855.
Gentlemen :?I received a short time since your <
favor of the 17 th of August, requesting my attendance 1
at the approaching celebration of the anniversary
of the memorable battle of King's Mountain.
I am greatly indebted to you for this invitation,
and for the very obliging terms in which it is conveyed.
should much enjoy a visit to that most interesting
region, and it would afford me the greatest pleasure
to unite with you, in the commemoration of one
of the most important battles of the Revolution. I
regret to say, that it will not be in my power to be
present. 1
Although the numbers engaged on each side at {
King's Mountain were not | n il l^"|')lll| t,| ^1 | |^*i
circumstances of '""r jnff ' . ? ! ?
crnent from the Caro- ! n
Ja&Unffltr Virginia of the brave men by whom the C
victory was achieved; the forced march by night of i
niue hundred of the best horsemen, determined to V
arrest the progress of Ferguson ; the gallant resis- p
tance made by that officer, the best partirnn in the I
royal array, astonished as he was at " the numerous,
fierce, and unexpected enemy which suddenly sprung v
up in the depths of the desert,"?the courago with c
which, from the fatal omlnence where he stood at ii
bay, ho plunged with the bayonet first upon one party b
and then upon the other of tho intrepid mountain- a
cers, as they drew closer and closer around him a d
circle of fire ; his fall and tho immediate capitula- c<
tion of his force, superior in numbers to their assail- ei
ants?those incidents make a scene of war, of which si
there are few equals for stirring interest in the histo- F
ry of the Revolution. m
The nolitieal consftmiAneoc nf *>iiu ?
1 ? U1 great
moment. It restored the public mind from the
depression caused by the recent successes of Corn- "V
wallis. It put an instant stop to his efforts to bring N
back the upper country to its allegiance; and con- 01
tributed its full share to the combinations -which, T
about a twelvemonth later, led to the surrender of rc
Cornwallis, and the virtual termination of the war. d<
History will reserve a bright page in the annals of cc
the revolution, for the names of the gallant men cc
who fought the battle of King's mountain. Youwill ed
bear the thrilling narrative from the eloquent lip3 of ?i<
t descendant of one of them, and the expressive sti
roices of unchanging nature will yield their response; pr
?the rough hill-sides,?the deep ravines,?the Cc
tparkling streams,?the venerable trees.?mute but on
itill living witnesses of the stern encounter, and or
aithful vouchers for its traditions. , Ca
As you listen to the burning words of the orator mi
f the occasion, on the magnificent scene of the ac- Ge
ion, the form of his ancestor Campboll, the chosen m
sader of the day, with those of the patriot Shelby, brc
te hero of two wars, of Cleaveland, of Sevier, of 1
[oDowell, of Williams, (who fell in the arms of tril
ctory,) will seem almost in visible presence to gal
>vcr around and claim the tribute of your grateful hoti
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a different subftot: "Sir: The national joy
. jns inoreased bjfthe thought that Heaven, after
^. all these truS?bs, preparcs_for you, in addifor
the public^good."
. "-;VjAnna's son, who figured as a
(jr^"^^wonel in hiaHjhther's array, mostly in Michoacan,
was tSen prisoner a few day since
while on hisSray in disguise to Yera Cuz,
with the intention of embarking secretly from
that port. The people of the village where he
was arrested determined to lynch him on the
spot for some alTrfged crime; but be was preserved
from their^ vnngence and sent to Vera
Cuz, where he awaits his trial. He is only
twenty-five years of" age, but is charged with
some horrible cruelties.
Two gentlemeirwho were recently carried
from Portsmouth to the Naval Hospital
with fever, were placed iijL. positions so contiguous
that they each could see and hear the
other. One of them, Mr. J., had a monomania
for betting^-?ud on -the other gentleman's
groaning out. (as he did frequently) "I shall
die I" Mr. J. insisted on betting him ten
dollars that ha would not, and became at last
so violent that the physicians were forced to
remove him to another room. He would have
lost the bet, as the gentleman did die the same
night he was brought to the hospital. The
"better" recovered.
?? The <4uinoy (111.) Whig says?No
doubt our farmers are anxious to know what
the prospect for pork is, and what price it will
command the coming season. We find great
difficulty in getting reliable information, but
it is conceded that the hog crop is considerably
less than last year. We hear of but few
sales as yet. We notice a sale at St. Louis of
1,000 head, to average 200 pounds. November
delivery, at $5.50, and a sale of 34 head
at $7 net, the latter for butchering, alid, of
course no test of regular prices. We notice a_
sale in Cass ^ ^
? The Washington correspondent of the
Orangeburg Southron thinks that Mr. Hunter,
of Virginia, will be the Democratic nominee
for the Presidency : "a large portion of
the Northern members of the Convention will
refuse to endorse the Nebraska bill. The
North will not take a Northern man who did
vote for it. A compromise will be made.?
r ;
lerntion. The .Historian of tho United States
,'r. Bancroft) 'will partnko in your commemoration,
d catch new inspiratioa,* from tho spot,'for the
gc which ho will hereafter conseorate to tho great
:tory which was thoregoincd. J>
Gentlemen, the victory offing's mountain, at
o time, rejoiceiTtho. hearts of our fathers, throught-the
Union. r The glad tidings were heard.at the
n th, with feelings' like those with which, in the
st year of the war, the news of Bunker Hill was
coived a't the South. Would.that
its colebration, like tliatof the other
eatevouts in tho revolutionary history, by remindg
us of-the toils, the sufferings, and the sacrifices
' our fathers to establish an independent and united
epuhlic, might do something to restore that frateril
feeling which the unhappy dissentions of the day
are done so muoh to chill! -
I remain, Gentlemen, '
Your friend and fellow citizen,
tessrs. W. B. Wilson, Jno. L. Miller and Sam'l
W. Melton, Committee of Invitation.
From Hon. John P. Kennedy.
Baltimore, Sept., 23 1855.
GentlemenYour very kind lot^pr of the 10th, initing
mo to the celebration of tlic Victor)- of King's
Jountain which is to be made on the 4th of October,
cached me yesterday.
If I could indulge my own desire in regard to this
tppointment; I should very gladly accept your inviation.
Bat I find myself compelled, by the nature
)f my enjoyments at home, to forego that pleasure,
ind must beg you to accept my thauks for the friend
1 j consideration which has brought me to your no
tice on this occasion. Apart from the primary in
tcrest of the celebration, I should find & strong temp
tation to bo with you, in the conviction that I shouh
find many friends, old and new, whom I should great
ly delight to meet. But oven a stronger motiv
would bo, to manifest my earnest approval ol the sen
)'MiSE???"cJ lM? e
to spccir
consideration as the first attempl hi I'nliU'i uppi
ate honor to a great cvept in the war of Indcpei
dence?an event which, I think, stands prominei
amongst what may bo called the chiof land-marl
that serve to note the progress of that struggle. . 1
distinguishes an era that happily shaped the fortune
of the revolution, by checking a series of disastci
and inaugurating a new career o? victory.. Froi
this turning point the cause advanced steadily to
speedy and prosperous end. Ylie issue was grcatl
influenced by this event. If King's Mountain ha
been any thing but the decisive victory it was, tb
fate of the war might long have hung in a doubtfi
scale, and the heroism of the South have been taxe
by further trials beyond itaypower of resistance.But
the victory was a fresh fountain of strength, an
the parent.of new triumphs. Standing midway b<
tween Bunker Hill and Yorktown, it deserves to b
elevated to the eminence they occupy in the Nations
calendar, and to be remembered with not less mark
ed expressions of National gratitude.
I congratulate you, gentlemen, add those you rt
present, upon your recognition of this sentiment
and hope that you may ^flnd such a response fror
the country, to your commemoration of the 4th, a
1 ?? .11 t . 1 ? - ji % . I
snail prove mat you nave awaxeneu tne rememoranc
of the nation to an act of justice to one of the mos
note-worthy events of our history.
With the highest respect afcd regard,
I am, gentlemen,
r Yerytruly, yours, ' ?>
Messrs. W. B. "Wilson, Jno. Ij. Miller, Sam'l W
Melton, Committee of Invitation*
From-Hon. George M. Dallas.
Scation to accept the" invitation witlnvhfck"yor^av
honored me, and mingle with my fellow-citizens o
four great States in celebrating one ofHhc most char
icteristic and interesting achievements of revolu
tionary valor. The energy and spirit which rallici
the western mountaineers of Virginia and the twi
Carolines, under Cleavoland, Williams, Sevier, Bran
in and other leaders, to inflict, with celerity, upoi
in important detachment of Lord Cornwallis'lnva
ling army, a signal defeat, entitle " the Battle o
King's Mountain" to the peculiar commemoratioi
pou propose. No one can be insensible, even aftc:
the lapse of seventy-five years, to the heroism witl
ivhich your partizanmilitfa sprung from their homes
luited in the pursuit of their more numerous ene
nies, and, having beaten and dispersed them, re
turned tranquilly to their agricultural labors, leavinj
the momentous result of their exploit to be seen ii
the retreat of the British Chief and in their own se
iurity. " The spot where that battle was fought" ii
:ertainly linked in thought inseparably with the in
lependence of our country and the patriotic gallant
y of Southern Men.
Sincerely regretting my'inability to join your Celsbration,
and with many acknowledgments for tin
dndness of your remembrance,
I am, Gentlemen,
v cry respecuuiiy,
Your friend nnd servant,
Messrs. W. B. "Wilson, Jno. L. Miller and Sam'lW
Melton, Committee of Invitation.
From Hon. A. P. Ilaync.
Charleston, S. C., Sept. 25, 1855.
Gentlemen I liavo bad the honor to receive youi
etter, inviting me t :t" -yittl Georpj
in 111 fin' " J and South Carolina,
wnlll1 CoRiii.ilion of the Battlo of King's Mountain
?on the battle field where that brilliant victory was
chicved by the skill and courage of Campbell,
Jleavelaxd, Shelby, Sevier, nnd the noble Wiliams,
and the brave officers and men who fought
inder their command. I regret it will not bo in my
iowerto be present with you ; but although absent,
will bo with you in spirit.
The Plan of the Battle of King's Mountain was
risely conceived aud nobly carried out. It was in
very respect adapted to the occasion, nnd resulted
1 one of the most decisive victories on record?our
rave men killing, wounding and capturing the whole
rmy of the enemy. Had the gallant Campbell not
ivided his forces into three distinct columns?each
olumn acting independently and separately, and
?ch column attacking the enemy in regular succeson,
and at different periods of time?the cruel
ebgcsos must have won the day, and remained
laster of the field of battle; and it would have been
bloody, bloody day for our men.
No Statesman, no Soldier can over-value Hull's
ictory, or Jackson's, in his night attack befor^
ew Orleans ; and give mc leave to say, no one
rer-value Campbell's victory at King's Mountain,
he result of the battle was, that the pride of an arigantfoe,
who had dared to profane the soil of frec>m
by his hostile tread, was humbled. It produid
confidence in our ranks; throughout the whole
imitry it established unanimity, and at once crush1
disaffection. It was not a mere exertion of phy:al
strength, as is often the case; but in every
igo of the battle, wo clearly, percoivo the effect
oduced by the admirable arrangements of the
mmanders of our men. The ensemble of the genii
movement was maintained throughout the whole
ier of battle. I would again say, gentlemen, if
mpbell had been defeated, the brave Morgan
ght have shared the same fate, and our beloved
neral Greene himself been made to encounter sad
verses. It was a noblo victory, and God bless tho
ivo men who so faithfully performed the duty !
[ beg to offer a toast, ami in so doing to pay a small
jute of respect to departed worth, to brave and
lantmen who bared their bosoms to the foe in the
ir of trial and danger, and in the day of battle
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were every where that duty or danger called. I will
give you, gentlemen.
The Memorioa of Campdeix, Cleave la jtd, Sheldt,
Sbvieu and the noble Williams?"Come expressive
Silence, make th^-praise." ^ .
I pray you, gentleman, excuse this hasty letter,
and permit me to subscribe myself your friend and
compatriot. ' \ , A. P. HAYNE.
Messrs. W. B. Wilson, Jno. L. Miller and Sam'l W.
Milton, Committee of Invitation. v -'
; " WD?< ) ' ' V
Tho papers announce the sudden death, a few days
ago, of Rov. Thomas Ketchcts, a venerable minister
of tho Scceder Church, in FairfieldDistrict$?
It is reliably stated' d&tt a messenger is on his way
with dispatches to chir Charge des Affaires in Copenhagen,
containing i^shfactions that will remove
the possibility of nn^froufl*-*ccurring with Denmark
in relation to tjb Sound Daw 'ff.The democrats
have undoubtedly carried Georgia fjy a large
majority; they have; probably succ^ded,-ajso, in
Pennsylvania ; in Ohby the Republican (Abolition)
candidate Chase, basbeen elected bya majority of
20,000, over both tl.epemocratic and Know-lTothing
candidates Tbecloction in Kansah vras, as we
expected, all one waj?. none of the free-soil party
voted, and Whitfieid, the pro-slavery candidate,
wns elected.........Th| contract for the erection of
the Military School Rrracks, in this-place, has been
, taken by Messrs. R. {[are and 0. P. Cranford?
the work to be complied by the lOjh, of August,
, next It is statd telegraphically that hisexSereno
Ilighness, Sajta Anna, has been in Washing[
ton city for sevoral d(.ys, privately .quartered with
Gen. Almonte, the M^fcan Minister?what next ?
The Harmony Ffesbytery will meet at Carolina
Church, in MaHbafough District on Thursday
I before the third Sabjath in this month ; and the
Charleston Presbyter! will meet at Beech Island
0 Church, on Wednesuy, the 24th ...The New
York Commercial Admrtiser states that the Rev. Dr.
Palmer, of this State has been called to fill the vaj
cancy occasioned by ne resignation of the Rev. Dr.
^ Scott, of .the First Desbyterian Church at New Ori
""-' ' r^4?^||^<??>dteliousand dollars per aatms.
it The Concord (Metit, states that the residence
:s of George Prifer, [ur miles South of Concord,
[t was destroyed by firiov Monday morning, before
!B the last?loss, with nljaurance, $3,000 N. R.
a E. Mater, tried at 1 ijon Court week before last,
n for the murder of C< L J. E. Sms, was convicted
a of manslaughter U)r. Kane who has been foi
y some time given up If lost, arrived in New. Yori
d last week, having beepbund at Driscos Island in th(
0 Arctic Ocean, by Cafc. Hartstene?his vessel was
j wrecked in the ice LMrs. Elizabeth Randolph.
d believed to be the oldef inhabitant of western Nortl
_ Carolina, died in Yancy county on the 21st ultimo
d She was born in 1747,|md was in her one hnndrec
j. and ninth jear.
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tl - We take pleasure iij laying before our readers t
letter from the esteemel_correspondent, whose pen
cillings by-the-way, during a trip to the West las
Spring, gave to us andrwe trust, to all, so much, o
t, pleasure and profit. H? has taken up his abode per
n manently in Charleston,fyind has given us a promise
,8 of oft-ropaated favors his pen. We received th?
0 first letter last week, bu? to our regret, it came toi
it late for publication. lie subjoined letter was datei
on Monday last . .
Messrs. Editors:?In a city so large as Charleston
a correspondent ought not to be at a loss for item
sufficient to make up a letter of considerable length
but the difficulty is to know what of all would b
best suited to your many readera. Every day-I gath
er up a budget of novel and interesting paragraphs
enough to fill a volume; but itis a question whothc
what is novel and interesting to me, when offere
g myself"occordfiiglj
e Now, for instance?a day or two since, my atten
f tion was directed to the modus operandi by whicl
- piles are driven into the earth, in ordor to form a solii
- foundation for building. The workmen use a sinal
1 engine of some five or ten horse power, with machi
0 ncry to roll up a chord, which raises a heavy weigh
- of metal confined between two up-right posts somi
1 fifty feet high. When the weight is drawn to tht
- top, a spring cause* it to become loose, and it fall
f with a tremendous force upon the top of the pile, anc
l drives it into the earth. This process is repeatet
r until the acquired depth is obtained, when another pos
i undergoes the same operation ; and so on, ad infini
, turn.
The pile-driving operation commenced here five oi
- six years ago, for the foundation of the new Custom
I House, and is still going on. The wall can just nov
l be seen above, the fence ; and I suppose in ten years
- from this date, if Congress continues the appropria3
tions, Charleston will biable to boast of amagnifi
cent Custom House. IT we arc to have a Southorr
- Confederacy, the Superhtcndent should by all means
hurry on, and get asmich of the surplus as possible
before the split takes phce. Judging from the por
5 tions already completed, I think it will be one of the
finest buildings in th? United States. It will nol
compare in size with the Custom Housenow building
in Now Orleans ; but for fine work, it will perhaps
surpass it, and at the lame time be sufficiently large
for all purposes. j
The Directors have at last made a final location
of the Charleston anl Savannah Railroad track
through the city. Thei-esolutions adopted will show
the route:?
R(solved?That the lino of road located from Saltp
katcbie Bridge via Ja&Bonsboro' and Rcntawles, to
connect with a line t( be located from this point to
, Beo's ferry, be adoptel.
i Resolved?That the tffice of the North-eastern Raili
road Company, as set forth in their communication
to this board, of the 2tth August last, be accepted;
and that a line from (he North-eastern Railroad to
Bee's ferry be locatedlimmediately.
You will see by Ihtse resolutions that the Charleston
and Savannah Railroad Company have acted
wisely. Part of the Company and many of the citizens
wished the terminus on the west of Ashley River,
which would certjy'nly cause much trouble and
delay in passing freight and travellers to, from and
through the city.. Ndw, a full connection is made
J with the N-E. R. R.,and also with the water comi
niunication; so that all freight for the road can be
discharged at the Dejot or re-loaded from the wharf,
instead of draying it it great expense two or three
miles. It strikes mdthat a similar arrangement by
the S. C. Railroad wrnld bo of advantage to all parties
Since my last week's letter the Cotton Market
has been brisk, but prices are still on the decline.?
The last accounts caused a decline of at least one(
fourth on all descriptions; and it now takes a good
article of Carolina to bring 9 cents. The general
feeling here is that tlie rates will still recede to a
much lower point. ?he excess of receipts in New
Orleans alone up to this titno is 94,000 bales, and
the total excess is notmuch under 160,000. This is
taken as proof of a very large crop. The receipts
at this place last week were 17,000 against about
Snnft In of tfflnw
Wheat is advancing, and is now selling at a very
high price. There is a great demand hero for export
to Europe. Fine white wheat is worth to-day
$1.90; red, $1.75; unless it is fine, however, these
prices canuot bo objaincd. The late advance has
been caused by the Accounts from Europe of a large
defioiency in France, Germany and England. In
France alone, the deicicncy is reported to amount
to 19,000,000 busheli, to supply which will require
a great deal of our i urplus. The grain-growers of
the United States hi ve been peculiarly favored the
last season: just wh sn they li^d succeeded in harvesting
tho best en ps ever made, they received
the highest prices. ' This is what might very properly
be called "bein ; in luck." Such times, I am
*. * :
K .ft f
* 1 ' .,
sorry to say, do not; often coine for tlie cotton-plan- of
tcr. ' > ' , <h
The citizens and visitors to the o|ty are about to se
have ah opportunity of enjoying a good season at la
the theatre." You may "see by referring to.the. Char- a
leston papers that Mr. StOAWfthe manager, has ob- ai
taincd the services of a good company, who will no q
doubt contribute much to tho pleasure of the playgoingpnblio.
Tho papers "predict a profitable en- ^
gagemont.' ' ' t n
I rfm to"ld that the King's Mountain Celebration f(
turned out to be even'more interesting than its warm-- ?
est friends had anticipated. Those -vsho went from t,
the oity speak of their enjoyment in the most glow- p
ing terms. All were pleased, much beyond their e
expectations. Yorkville and your District deserve f
great credit for the manner in which the whole affair q
was conducted. Yon have now the best wishes and E
the good feeling of hundreds who before scarcely c
knew that there was Bueh a place as York on the top
of the earth. Every citizen in country and town
ought to procure a copy of the Charleston Standard (
and New York Herald, which contain the report of j
the'CeJebration. Yours truly, J. t
ibifttriat iariefo. i
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Court Week. <
TV; Fall Term of the Court of Sessions and i
Common Pleas continued in session until Saturday j
evening. No cases of publi interest came up for
trial. Although his Ilonor exbibitcdnnuch ondustry j
and energy in the effort to bring up tho business of ]
the Court, a large number of cases remain .upon the' (
Issue Docket, and to avoid the law's delay?I'the*
. greatest oorse known to the ncTminisfrntion of jos-"^
tico"?an Extra Term next Spring will bo indispen- ,
sable. v: ? - , .j
Our tax-paying citizens will he interested in the .
perusal of tho Reports of the several Boards of Commissioners,
which we publish in ojix advertising col- j
r ' . *
Elections in Chester.
Au election was held in Chester District, last
week, for Tax-Collector, which resulted in favor o#. j
1 the present incumbent, Jas. A. Thomas, Esq., by an
unjjrecedented'majority. The vote stood :?Thomas,
1 726; G. W. Curtis, 76; Robert Elder, 74; .Wm.
Lucas, 73; Wm. Stroud, 89; Jno. T. ?artei? '25;
R. W. Murray, 16; J. D. Simril, 14; J. I. Par'
In consequence of the severe acoldent which
: has thus far incapacitated him for the activo 'duties
1 of life, Dr. J. Lunsford Douglas has notified his
1 constituents of his resignation; and election will
1 bo immediately ordered for a Member of the Legis1
lature to fill his place. Dr. T. W. Moore, former'
lya Member, has been put in nomination.
I *
A New California.
Mr. Thomas G. Wtleb, this District, left at
onr office lost week a perfect gem in the shape of a
1 specimen of gold cge, which was recently fonnd on
his plade near "Wylie's Store." In size it Is about
1 as lar?e as a "piece of chalk;" and as to qualit^it '
is by far the richest specimen we have ever seen?
studded thickly with large flakes of pure, virgi?
B gold. It appears to have broken off from a mass of
0 flint, and was found near a mine, which has beeD
0 worked with good success, but for several years past,
* iu consequence of a difficulty between the parties
interested, has been left idle. The specimen assures
l( us of the existence of an exceedingly rich and valuaLU-"!"
tia dniiht Hint in this hands of
g U1C IClUj auu nv u?fv **v wv~v" ??-7 " ~
men of energy and enterprise, the mjme can be mode
^ to yield an untold fortune. Who will "prospegt'
for it 1 The ore can bo seen at our office.
i> Our Outside Page.
r At the risk of overtasking the reader's patid
cnce, we have published on the first page a graphic
^ 'pen of WW c! S^tSSgaiDk'" friend,, Weaii?
r of the Charleston Standard. It gives us pleasure to
b present such an unqualified endorsement of the
3 seemingly over-drawn report made by us, last week;
1 and we think it ought to convince some of onr friends
- that our "extravaganza" was not entirely a creature
t of tlio "imagination." The reader will find embodb
ied in the article, that portion of Mr. Preston's
? speech and the outline of Mr. Banciiopt'8 remarks,
s which we promised in our last Issue. -The whole
1 article, though long, will amply repay the perusal.
1 On the fourth page, we have published an article
t from the editorial columns of the Abbeville Jtide
pendent Press, to which it was our design to make
a reply in this week's issue. The imperative de:
mands upon our advertising, as well as our reading,
1 columns, however, have so circumscribed our alr
ready limited space, that we are compelled to defer
1 our comment to another time. The truth will not
suffer by the delay, we opine; and we ask our kes
teemed friends of the Press to bear with us until we
t shall have relieved ourselves of the burden of other
i and to us more profitable demands. We have writ!
ten, we think, advisedly; and we shall take occasion
to clear up the controversy with ample justice to all
! parties.
, The Associate "Eeformed Synod.
This body met at the Cedar Spring Church,
in Abbeville Ihstriot, on. Monday tlie 8th instant.?
The attendance was quite as large as usual, and the
utmost harmony prevailed throughout the sessions, j
which extended to Thursday evening.
Our space will not permit us to enter into a detailed
account of the action of this meeting, and we
can only spare room for tho proceedings in relation
to .the contemplated union between this and the old
School Presbyterian Church. The prospect of the I
ultimate success of this movement is, we are glad to |
learn, entirely promising. A motion was made and
adopted, instructing the -Standing Committee on t
Psalmody to give their attendance at the next meet- ^
ing of the Presbyterian Synod, (at Camden, we think) \
and confer with their Presbyterian brethren as to the i
expediency of getting up a new version of the Psalms
which will meet the desires and opinions of both
branches of the Church ; and an amendment was passed,
asking the General Assembly of the Presbyterian
Church to appoint a Committee to confer, in relation 1
to this question, with the Committees of the several
Associate Reformed Synods in this Country, with a ,
view to the Union of the churches throughout the t
United States. The feeling nnd desire generally ex- 1
pessed is decided in favor of tho proposed union, if ,
it can at all he accompli.-.hed satisfactorily?a n. * c
ter of which which wo have no doubt. *
We are indebted to Rev. Mr. Ross for this item. .?
The Synod adjourned on Thursday to meet, next year, e
at Starkville, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. t
Brutal Murder. - *
We have the particulars of a brutal murder, "
committed in Chester District on Sunday morning g
the 7th instant, by Josiah Williams, upon the per- j
son of Joim M. Bhadlky, both citizens of North Carolina.
The parties, who were wagoners, met at the Cole- s
bration, and np to the time of this melancholy event h
were upon the most friendly terms. After leaving n
the mountain, they travelled together and on Satur- (
day night encamped near Maj. Eaves' plantation 7
about 4 miles this side of Chester, Williams having
one and Bradley two sons along with them. About P
one o'clock in the night Williams arose, and, stealthily
creeping to the tent of Bradley, struck him a tl
heavy blow with an axe on the right side of the head,
cleaving the skull and killing him almost instantly. ^
Williams immediately fled, and wandered about in y
the woods until Monday morning, when he Surren- fii
derod himself to W. P. Tuomasson Esq.,' and was ^
conveyed to this place and committed to jail. Be
has been remanded to the custody of the Sheriff of "
Chester District; and his trial will probably.be held 4
at Chester, next week. m
Williams is said to be a somewhat violent man,
but no pretext whatever is known for the commission
the awful.crime laid to liia charge* He had been
inking for several days, however, and many,rea
in8 lead 'us to the belief that, at the time, he was
boring under a fit of deliriumr trfmens. Each left
wife-and children at home?the one in Henderson,
id the other in McDowell County.
off. Dunovant..
As an aot of justice to our worthy friendTthe'
djutant General, we publish his'ietter to the Comr
littee, rendering an excuse, entirely^ satisfactory,
)r his absence from the Celebration.1 W.rSjgret
bat any cause, and especially that assigned, existed
3 prevent the attendance oft Gen. Dukovaht. His
resence and pi.rticipatiolfcin the festivities would
eftainly have aided much to the eclat with^whicn
be oocaaionwaa attended; and relieved the several;
!ommit|jjj&'t>f the somewhat unpleasant embarrassment
which his own and the Governor's .absence necessarily
90 Depot, Oct. 1st, 1855.
Gentlemen :?In consequence of the severe illness
if a member of my family, I must deny myself the
ileasure of a participation iu the proposed Celebraion
of the Battle of King's Mountain, on the 4th
nstant. I had made every preparation required for
3?n WnnniMa AP ?>o narf fLEfiicrnftH mft mthenrO
jran^ne prepared for the occasion; and I am only
leterred by die reason-which I-have assigned. I
rust toy absence- wilt'jiot materially derange your
plans. :
Very respectfully,
Messrs. Wilson, Millor and Melton, Committee.
State Agricultural Society. "
u?j-We giro place: with/pleasure to the following
notice of the Secretary of the Executive Committed
and ask the attention of our Country-friends
to the sayect , Nearly every- District in the State
will be represented in the meeting. Shall York
District be in the bn<v. ground ? We earnestly hope'
that some action^Mj^ty) Aiken by our York farmers,
to identtfy themselves in this praise-worthy movement
Tub Statb Aoricultueai SopAot. The annual
meeting of the State Agricultarad Society' will
take plaoe in Columbia, on Tuesday* the 18th' November
next. All Agricultural, Horticultural, and
Mechanical Societies are" invited to send delegates.
The- District Committees are requested to make
returns of thei^i?spective lists of subscription by
that day. Coif Arthur Simpkins, of Edgefield, yrill
deliver, the Anniversary Address. The Executive
Committee will meet on Monday at 9 A. M., for
the transaction ofj business. Punctual attendance
of all Members is earnstly solicited.
X. G. SUMMER, Sec. Ex. Com.
Arrival of the Canada.
The Canada steamship brings us the latest
dates from Europe, up to the 29th.ult. The Rnssians
continued to hold Ihe forts on the; North side of Sebastopol,
and-kept np a constant fire upon the allied
armies. They are said to be fortifying their position
by new batteries; -on the cither band, a letter from
Burlin states that, 'Marions circumstances at St
Petersburg seem to indicate that Prince Gortschakoff
will soon evacuate the forts to the north of Sebastopol,
those forts .being only stiategctic points;
but great preparations are making by the Russian!
for a winter campaign." ' ^
On the part of the allied armies, the siege Is-to 1m
raised, and the whole frffise, concentrated betwcei
Tcherqaya and Balaklava, to be direSladto anattaoi
on the left wing of the JEtossian army. Onihe 26th
80,000 men were debouched from Enpatoria, and oc
copied the neighbfcflhg villages on the left flank a
the Russians. The winter campaign will bo condtfqjt
ed under the personal superintendence Of the Grant
Dukos and the Ciar. Eyery proparatign is in pro
gress for a rigorous prosecution of the smuggle ii
For the Yorkrille Enquirer.
' * ** >
At a meeting of the Wardens and Vestry of thi
*'Church of tile Good Shepherd," held on the 16tl
of October, the following Resolutions were- unani
mously adopted: W
Resolved 1st. That the Wardens and Vestry of th<
"Church of the Good Shepherd," hereby tender theh
thanks to tho Misses Latta, for their weloome present
of an elegant Melodeon.
Resolved 2d. That the Wardens and Vestry of th(
"Church of the Good Shepherd," hereby tendei
their thanks to the Board of Commissioners of Public
Buildings of York District, for the .use of th<
Court House during the interval required for th(
completion of the Church building.
Resolved 3d. That these Resolutions be published
in the Yorkrille. papers; and that a copy of tho first
be sent to the Misses Latta, and a oopy of the second,
to the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners
of Public Buildings.
M. JENKINS, Sec. Vestry. f|t
Utarhtk ,
Yorkville Markets.?Wholesale Prices.
reported by lowey k aveby, gb0ceb8 and produce
mebchant8. *
October 18.
Cotton.?The transactions in this article, during
the past week, have been light, with little change in
Al ! Ail AV * ' * " * - - -i
me prices unui uie arrival 01 me Bieamer Canada?
which reported a further decline of J cent per pound,
with a considerable stringency in the money market,
and an advance rate of interest in Europe.. Since
then the prices have receded in our marke^j cent.,
and wc cannot now quote higher rates than rrcun 7 J
to 9I- , .
Flour.?The supply of Flour has fallen off, and at
this time the market is almost bare. The demand is
good, at the following priceBBarrels, from $6.60
to $G 75?extra brands, $7; for Sacks, from $3 124
to $3 25. ; ,
Grain.?The demand fcr this article is- good, at
thd following rates: Wheat, $1 15 to $1 26 per
bushel; Corn, 50 cents; Oats, 28 to 30. _
Jiacon.?The supply of Bacon is very light, and
the demand moderate. We quote for good hog
round; 12* to 18 ; for sides, 13 to 134. *'/ ', ,
_ ? . - ***. '
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Columbia Market.
October 13.
Cotton.?Our last weekly report of the cotton
narket ending.on the Cth inst, closed a with very*qniit
but steady 'remand for the article, at fair and
iniform prices. In reviewing the week just termimted,
wo find we have but few remarks to moke on
;he state of the market. The news by the Cenada,
eporting a decline of ^@$d in the Liverpooll marit,
and bringing fair uplands down to Gfd, bos matirially
depressed all tue markets in this countiy,
:onsequently the planters very generally are holding
heir cotton back, and as a natural consequence, the
lales with us the oast week have been light and unmportnnt,
anil ?.t prices materially in favonrof buyirs.
The sal r in Liverpool for the week previous
o the sailing oi the Canada were 36,000 bales, iniluiling
10,(KK? to speculators and exporters, and
aving a stock ft, hand of 528,000] bales, against
95,000 bal^s the same time last year. The sales
n oar market during the past week only amount to
127 bales, and we now quote; Inferior [email protected]\;
fiddling [email protected]; and Fair [email protected]?e. '
Baton.? Country.?Wo have no quotable.change
o notice in the bacon market during the past week;
he demand ? moderate and the supply fair. We
till quo*: If/;15 for hog round; sides [email protected]; and
ams 154,17c. lb, according to' quality. Baltilorc
sides 15015$.
. Cof/i.?There has been no quotable change ifl corn
.uvi vui gnu nil lucriuore continue to qooto
6c bushel.
Oats.?ihere is but little demand for oats, and the
rices for tboro are nominal. We still quote [email protected]
Oc bush-il.
Peat.?There is a fair supply of peas on salo, and
ley are steady at former quotations, via : [email protected]
j) bushel.
Flour.?The fprice of flour during the week has
sen somewhat stiifer,{although not quotably higher.
re continueto quote $7$ for common to good brands;
oe family flour $8 ^ bbl.'
Fodder.?Via have no change to notice in the price
'fodder; the article'is firm at [email protected]$1 lOOlbs.
va and Rio Coffee, Rice, and a splendid assort-'
ent of Cheese. FdrBale by
* PAflAN, FAYS80UX.& CO. .
Oct 11 40
/ ^<2A.
Married.?On JwuMbty evening, 3d ins tan j
in Orangeburg DjjGw^dlr. J. G.' RILEY, of Barn- , , 3
well Diatrmt. ijafr Miss CA^^E E., eldest claagh- /
D??In Canton, Mississippi; on the 28th OfEep- W.
temttjt ultimo, of Yellow Fever, Dr. JAME8 B. - "
CHAMBERS, son of Benjamin Chambers, Esq., formerfcof
this place, in the 29th year of his age. /
iMQlb, IHUttb, uuiiuu *ouuudiuiuixuul ~ya
pmr, mcE a?p foibles,
^ !Oie whole comprflfmg a miscellaneous melange
that never fails to please. Will open
At Yorfcrille, on Wednesday, October 24,
under a spacious Pavilion,- prtmded wiOr Stage and .
Seats sufficient for 600 spectators.
ii scribers will-' issue every tooniing
Session of the South .'Carolina L?pi?Va^re, 'full
ports of'the proceedings of both bnfnciies, incloding^t^?m
Speeches and Debates, and at tho close of the sea- j,r
fllon put up, iU a neat-quarto , frop^e entire matter.
printed on first quality paper wild neatly'bound,4 * ~
. As our reports-aro intended to-be complete, our
patrons' may ekpeet to learn more o?,tbe busituBB of
the Legislature that has heretofore Been reported.
Tlio "Tinier" -wiHbosupplicdti^ly for$1.00 der- *
ing the session, and directed through the Post Office JB
to any point. J
First class Stenographic Reporters are engaged, fl
and no expense or labor will 'be avoided that may bo
necessary to our complete success. Our friendaQjJ^~^H
please forward their-orders. T_
E. H. BRITTON & Co. W0
Oct.-18 41
Report of the Commissioners of W
Public Buildings. 0Pfe; tj
To (fie Preridtfijr Judge of the Court gf Common *
Tleaofor York District, Fafl prm, 1865: 1
IN obedience to the"Acfc of the General Assembly,
I B.tho Commissioners of Publio Buildings for York
District, respectfully-report their administration as
By balance in Treasury, Fall Term '
Bute ^ ^ 11 ^
. Mh.1?.' u ?:j
J. 8. Mogore & SonsM! 294 32 * *
5 "Thoa. H. Smith feng^S^. * ? '
f. "' Tbo's. n.. Smith, acoiS .jto *./ vj
for work on C. 28#" ^ .
* ^ w. B. Bose, *for OSm*'
#?> .Chain, . JH 40 00 X
f P. CSlier, building Btaflfc. *
$'> and eflbkehobae,- sHr 88 50
* Wm. A- Latta, for fot-M J
??New Jail, *^^92$ 00
W. 'A. Latta, 2 months fdOT
j of old jail, ; W1^28
1 The above Vfith vouchers j^pspoctfully aubmit
ted. W.-A.jBP'TA, Treasurer.
October 18,1855. g
; -llSLiMiiF '
TIE co-partnership recenMfexisting betwe^SfcC.
NEEF and SAhTL McNMCH having been dif
solved, the undersigned reSpitfally announcea to
* the citizens of '? -
and the surrounding *hat the business vHL
in future be carried ontagjEs own name, at thefor-' "
He is prepared to eacwite all orders in his line of
business, sucb as PUdjiaad Ornamental MARBLEWORK,
consisting; .q^Ponumeiits, Tombs, HqpdStones,
Tablots, Mara&iiteee &c. He will kjep on
band the beet description of ^
and has secnMn the sefoaos of experienced and
tasteful Tforkmcn. All oraeis wddressed to him, at
Che8ter^J|ll meet with prompt attention; and will - '
witb-Hfe utmost care and-despatch. Tho terms Will"' f
be made as accommodating as they can be obtained
either North or South.
.Chester, Oct 18 .22 ly
Sooth Carolina-York District,
"1TKTLLIAM FELTS,- Sr., who is in the custody of
- Tv^r'the Sheriff, of YorJf District, by virtue of a
writ of capias 'ad satisfaciendum, at the suit of S.
D. Carothers, haying-filed in my office, together with .
a schedule, 6n oath, of his estate and effecte, his petition
to the Court o&Cc'mmon Pleas, praying that
he may be admitted to'the benefit of the Act of the
General Afeembly, made' for ,the relief of insolvent .
debtors, It is ordered that the "paid D. Carothen,
and all other the creditors, to'whom the said
William Felts is in anywise indebted, be and they
arts hereby summoned and have notice to appear be"fiSire
the said Court at York Coutt House; on the 10th
day of March next, to shew cause if any they can,,
why the prayer of the^.potiffbn aforesaid should not .
be granted.
JOHN G. ENLOEj- OdOrc. ru.
.-Clerk's Office, York Diat. 1 - 4|
' Oetobor a*.l?5sr / 41 8m jM
Ammt FAIR YY ARi'llVG. ?The oitoens f I M
vicinity bf Yorkrille.-havingbecn of latynftaK"-"*^?
aggrieved by .pcgfordepredations on theirpremises, II
have determined to take measures to rid themselves 9
of the annoyance. Thfey therefore, wirn the people 9
of Yorkville against Sratiing with their slaves, for--. 9
any articles, unless the written permission of the ' - ^ . 9
master;' required by law, is obtained. They aro
compelled to resort to barsh measures, and after the' - JyM
expiration of one month will *
j/wvccu hi prosecute all H
persons who are known to be guilty of the offence. H
York District, Oct. 18, 1855. 41 tf .-crj&KM
: " fl
JGi ?All parsons having demands of any kind and ; 1
every character and grade against John W. Jennings,
formerly of York District, but lnte of Lanc&s- H
ter Distr}ct, deceased, are notified and required to . B
present tjie same to the undersigned, on orJiefonKaBh^fl
the 1st day of January, 1856. I will settle the
tate oh that day, and this notice will plead in ftgjr to 'IB IB
any afcmand presetted afterwards.
Lancaster, Oct. 18, 1856. 41 E
* Notice to Creditors.
Wallace & Davis Bill for
IGlizl^etb Darnall and pay
ALL persons having demands aguin^the estate of^l I
ETmIi C. Darnall, deceased, arc Ifreby notified.
to pres^^and establish* their demaas before me,
on or before the first day of June not.
? JNO. L. MiLLEI C. E. J n
Yorkville, Dct. 16, 1855. [$5f
*** Charlotte Tffhig copy 3 moyts and
uuvoUilt 10 1013 OTOC^T /
BIA"ESTOM:.--Fnr ^le J " |.|
Sept 27 88 I '.{['/> H
FISH.--Sixteen barrels ofbpcrior ~XuinN^^^^B9^H

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